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Poster: Dancin'Deb Date: Jul 9, 2010 5:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ladies of the Forum ( and those who think they are ladies )

Althea, I liked your post quite a bit...
When my husband, (Micah6v8) asked me if I thought men and women perceive music differently, my first was 'I think we perceive most everything differently'. The first (and really only example) that I came up with was MSWS because I know we (girls)had different responses than the boys had for all the obvious reasons-not the least of which is the truth to the song :) Now that I've had some time to think about the question I'm not sure if it's a man/woman thing or just something between my love and I. My first reaction to most any kind of music is how 'danceable' it is and then I hear the lyrics. I know my husband pays close attention to each instrument/musician while I hear the music as a whole. I also taste food as whole while my husband can pick out what's in it...just a difference between us.
As far as the actual lyrics are concerned, I completely agree that I do not feel anymore drawn to lyrics if they are about women than I would if they are about men...I am drawn to the stories that the songs tell.
just my humlbe opinion.
Peace :)

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 10, 2010 12:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ladies of the Forum ( and those who think they are ladies )

Thanks, Deb, and welcome to the circus! Now there's someone to keep an eye on Micah to whom he actually has to pay attention :-)

In terms of how we listen to music: It sounds as if I listen a lot like Micah, actually -- for individual musicians and their interplay. I listen to the whole gestalt, but also for the interplay that reflects on that.

But I'm definitely about the dancing, too. Interesting that when I have to list my favorites, the absolute top ones aren't my Happy Dances. More in the SYF category. I think that goes together, though, because the music's appeal is multi-faceted; it's not just about the dancing or the jams or the facemelt moments, but All of the Above, combined.

For instance, lyrics are secondary for me, but they're also a big factor -- and not just specific lyrics, but the way it all ties together into a more-or-less coherent universe. That's some of what rises the music to the level of art rather than just good music. (Which is partly why I'm not keen on Day Job or Beatles covers, although selection of covers is part of the overall vision, for me, so covers can certainly be "Dead Universe" in my mind!)

Anyway, hope you had fun dancing last night if that's really what you were doing -- "bad cover band" or not, heck, I'd go :-)




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Poster: Dancin'Deb Date: Jul 10, 2010 12:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ladies of the Forum ( and those who think they are ladies )

I really did go dancing and the cover band isn't all that bad! Sometimes I think dancing is like therapy for me...and so much cheaper! All my boys like me better after I've been spinning for a couple of hours :)
I tried once to list my favorites GD songs...I couldn't do it...it really depends on my mood/situation/what's going on in my life.
I really think how I listen to music has to do with a sensory problem I have...I can't really hear the individual instruments...nor can I taste individual ingredients in food...I hear the whole and I taste the whole. It's ok with me but I think it drives my husband nuts when I can't pick out Bobby or Phil or Jerry...just part of my quirkiness, I guess!
Have a great day :)

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 9, 2010 5:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ladies of the Forum ( and those who think they are ladies )

Ahhh , that's micah6vs8 to you missy . What brass for a newbie .

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Jul 9, 2010 6:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ladies of the Forum ( and those who think they are ladies )

Worlds collide !

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Poster: Dancin'Deb Date: Jul 9, 2010 6:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ladies of the Forum ( and those who think they are ladies )

I can't believe you don't like purple people...unbelievable!

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 9, 2010 7:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ladies of the Forum ( and those who think they are ladies )

MSWS I think is mainly enjoyable because Bobby is just so cute singing it.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 9, 2010 7:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ladies of the Forum ( and those who think they are ladies )

I'm sorry Ring , but that is puke inducing .
And Go to a darn Futhur show , why don't ye

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 9, 2010 7:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ladies of the Forum ( and those who think they are ladies )

LOL sorry, but it's not that great a song, otherwise.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 9, 2010 7:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ladies of the Forum ( and those who think they are ladies )

Don't be sorry , silly
How many Bobby ! Bobby ! Bobby's did I hear @ the beginning of set 1 and 2 ? ;)

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 9, 2010 7:46pm
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Here's one I enjoy - weird but cute

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Is7FKcywuhI

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 9, 2010 7:02pm
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welcome dancin' deb ... so happy there is more female influence here lately.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 9, 2010 6:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ladies of the Forum ( and those who think they are ladies )

Is this authentic? A mr and mrs double team? A forum first if so - and I just love it! (And hey, MSWS is just another soft soap guy ploy - he didn't really mean it, y'know?)

(And hey ((part 2)), Deb - your husband is a good guy to have around - you've worked well there!)

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Poster: Dancin'Deb Date: Jul 9, 2010 6:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ladies of the Forum ( and those who think they are ladies )

Why thank you...I think he's pretty cool even though he referred to me as 'wifey' and apparently doesn't like purple people...the things you learn!

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 9, 2010 6:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ladies of the Forum ( and those who think they are ladies )

We aren't even in the same place . I'm home w/ the children . While after working for a few hours , someone I know is going out dancing to some awful GD cover band with her gal pals .
And I've been telling her for years BW had tongue firmly in cheek w/ MSWS

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 9, 2010 6:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ladies of the Forum ( and those who think they are ladies )

I'm not going to pursue tongues in cheeks you'll be pleased to know, but as far as killer versions of MSWS go - Harry Belafonte is your man.

Garden of Eden was very nice
Adam never work in Paradise
Eve meet snake, Paradise gone
She make Adam work from that day on

Methuselah spent all his life in tears
Lived without a woman for 900 years
One day he decided to have some fun
The poor man never lived to see 900 and one

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Poster: Dancin'Deb Date: Jul 9, 2010 6:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ladies of the Forum ( and those who think they are ladies )

ahhh...but here it is again...I don't care so much about the music but how easily I can dance to it...that's the most important part and there will be others spinning away with me...I love that energy.